ExoMars PanCam Visualizations

Aber Uni have published an article about some of the work I’ve been involved with for the ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars Rover! Alongside my day-job, I’ve been using my powers of computer graphics to run simulations of the UCL/MSSL-led PanCam instrument, to check how it can see important parts of the rover. This has mostly been the calibration items being designed/manufactured by my colleagues at Aber, but also the sample drawer and how the position of the drill affects the visibility of various things.

Read the article here: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/news/archive/2017/11/title-208386-en.html

I’ve also used my general computery and Welsh-languagey skills to put together a website to showcase all of the amazing ExoMars-based work being done by people in Aber Physics and Comp Sci. Check it out in English (http://exomars.wales) or Welsh (http://exomars.cymru), and in particular check out my set of images on there!:

http://exomars.wales/projects/hardware/visualizations/

A portrait view of the Panoramic Camera (PanCam) – the ‘science eyes’ of the ExoMars Rover, led by Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL. PanCam features three cameras, each for distinct purposes: at each end, the Left and Right Wide-Angle Camera (WACs) get a stereo view of Mars, while the camera offset from the centre is the High Resolution Camera (HRC).

Aberystwyth University hosts 10th BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium

Hurrah! The BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium is in Aberystwyth for it’s 10th birthday, and there will be lots of cake! The University has published an article about the event, and taken this lovely photo: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/news/archive/2017/02/title-197653-en.html

Members of the 2017 BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium organising committee (left to right)
Dr Amanda Clare, Speaker Coordinator; Dr Hannah Dee, Chair; Dr Edel Sherrat, Poster Coordinator and Dr Helen Miles, Deputy Chair.

If you are a woman studying computer science or a computing-related discipline, enter your 250-word abstract here on the computing-related subject of your choice for the chance to get free travel and accommodation for the conference in April: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/cs/engagement/lovelace-colloquium/colloquium2017

BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium 2016

Hurrah! It’s the Lovelace again!

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This year, I travelled up to Sheffield to help out. The Colloquium was held at Sheffield Hallam Uni, with some help from folks at Sheffield University.

I was took part in a careers panel, representing the academic side of things, and was a general helper and photographer for the day.

BCSWomen Lovelace 2016

BCSWomen Lovelace 2016

Photos taken by several of us have been collected by Hannah in a Flickr album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/handee/sets/72157664462914064

And you can read a full write-up by Hannah Dee here: http://bcswomen.bcs.org/dr-hannah-dees-account-of-the-9th-bcswomen-lovelace-colloquim-with-full-list-of-prize-winners/

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BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium 2015

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I’m very excited to say I’ve written a guest blog post for WITsend on Computer Weekly! http://www.computerweekly.com/blogs/witsend/2015/04/the-bcswomen-lovelace-colloquium-2015.html

This is how the whole ‘I should really get around to starting that website I’ve been thinking about for years’ finally got off the ground. I had the opportunity to go along to this year’s BCS Women Lovelace Colloquium in beautiful Edinburgh. Two of my colleagues at Aber are long-time organisers, and were very awesome to let me tag along as a helper and photographer.

Photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/handee/sets/72157651948537621/

Both Edinburgh and the Colloquium were new to me, and I have honestly fallen head-over-heels for both. I wish I’d known about Lovelace when I was an undergrad, so I can only do my best to make sure that it’s great for our upcoming women in tech. 

Next year will be in Sheffield… I will do my best to be there!

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